PUBLIC VIEWPOINT Standards Foment Rebellion

Posted: October 8, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Common Core is a government program to prepare Americans for the “real world” and “global economy.” Government is attacking home-schooling, private and parochial schools because they teach the truth about America’s past and our faith-based creation, not the government agenda that rewrites American history to reflect the progressive agenda that is humanistic and Communistic in nature — stealthily pushing centralized control over the people.

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Opinion, Pages 5 on 10/08/2013

No, Cooper. It's just the opposite. Common Core is being used to RAISE the education level of an ENTIRE nation that's fallen way behind.

The Survey of Adult Skills by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development shows that despite having higher than average levels of educational attainment, adults in the United States have below-average basic literacy and numeracy skills.
The U.S. ranked 16th out of 23 countries in literacy proficiency, 21st in numeracy proficiency, and 14th in problem solving in technology-rich environments, according to the OECD survey.
“It’s a worrisome result and it’s another reminder that we are not doing our job when it comes to education here, particularly with adults,".....:

Though the United States has focused on increasing high school completion rates, the level of achievement has not risen proportionally, said Carol Schneider, president at the Association of American Colleges and Universities. She said the report illustrates a need for the Common Core standards in K-12 education. Colleges and universities can support a call to focus public policy on the issue of raising students’ proficiency levels in K-12 education, she added.

Posted by: cdawg

October 8, 2013 at 4:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hiram's still fighting "commies." When I get home I'll share some of these: " Judeo-Christian roots of our Founding Fathers."

And my quotes are actually accurate.

Not Christians:
George Washington was not a Christian.
Thomas Paine was not a Christian.
John Quincy Adams was not a Christian.
Thomas Jefferson was not a Christian.
Benjamin Franklin was not a Christian.
James Madison was not a Christian.

Posted by: fayfreethinker

October 8, 2013 at 6:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Last ngiht on PBS was a documentary about a middle school in Brooklyn, about 75% low-income families and most of them minorities, where the big focus is the chess club.
These kids are so good that they go to national competitions and come away with the prizes year after year. Several of them have become chess masters while still in their mid-teens.
So what happens? The recession comes along and the school's budget is cut again and again in this high-achieving school.

Posted by: Coralie

October 8, 2013 at 6:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Those men were Christians of the Anglican variety, FFT. The atheist spin is crap.

Posted by: Tankersley101

October 8, 2013 at 10:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

No, they were Deists, most of them.
Not same thing as Anglicans at all. Not really Christians in the usual sense.

Deism: "belief in the existence of a supreme being, specifically of a creator who does not intervene in the universe. The term is used chiefly of an intellectual movement of the 17th and 18th centuries that accepted the existence of a creator on the basis of reason but rejected belief in a supernatural deity who interacts with humankind."

Posted by: Coralie

October 9, 2013 at 6:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Andy Borowitz writes: "In an escalation of the stalemate gripping Washington, House Republicans voted today to shut down the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that controls reasoning and impulses."

Posted by: Coralie

October 10, 2013 at 12:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )